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06-14-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News

The dust is starting to settle from our 2018 Summit. As always, our sessions are the heart of our Summit, and we couldn’t have a conference without our speakers. This year’s sixteen sessions were a blend of practical, how-to sessions; best-practice program reports; and reflections on the industry as a whole. Most of our speakers were [...]

03-28-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Partners

In 2018, PCRG is celebrating its 30th anniversary of working for economic justice and equitable resources to revitalize the Pittsburgh region. Our founders knew that communities had the tools within themselves to succeed, and working together was crucial to achieving our collective goals as a region. At this year’s Summit, our sessions are focusing on [...]

03-28-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, Member services, News, Policy

Each year, PCRG prides itself on bringing in dynamic speakers from across the country to present some of the newest and most challenging ideas to regional community development. At this year’s Summit, our keynote speakers will address issues that can be difficult to face but have important implications for our collective work. In addition to [...]

01-31-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Programs

2018 is in full swing, and so is planning for the Annual Community Development Summit. Over the last few years, we have explored like Building Complete Communities, Reaching Across Boundaries, and The Power of Place, putting the focus on projects that can be implemented to improve our neighborhoods. This year, we’re taking a different approach: we’ll be celebrating [...]

01-30-2018  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News

Recruiting and managing volunteers, researching and implementing best practices, and forming critical community relationships, AmeriCorps VISTAs with PCRG and three nonprofit partners build lasting capacity to alleviate poverty in Greater Pittsburgh. Throughout the year, PCRG VISTAs and other AmeriCorps members participate in service days, reasserting the principles that inspired them to dedicate a year of [...]

11-28-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Policy, Programs

The winter is here, and with winter comes our annual tradition: seeking speakers for our Community Development Summit in the spring! PCRG’s 2018 Community Development Summit will take place May 15-16, 2018 and we are seeking outstanding sessions on all topics relating to community development. Our sessions in the past have covered everything from land [...]

10-26-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News

Figure 1: Lindsay Angelo (CONNECT), Kathryn Schlesinger (PCRG), Caley Yakemowicz (PCRG), and Chris Sandvig (PCRG) from left to right. From September 17-21, PCRG staff – including Chris Sandvig, Kathryn Schlesinger, and Caley Yakemowicz – attended the Rail~Volution Conference in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of the week in the Mile High City, staff had the [...]

06-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

Pictured above: Angela Rye, CEO of IMPACT Strategies. Angela is also a Political Commentator for CNN and a Political Analyst for NPR. k Our AmeriCorps VISTA members, PULSE Fellow, and staff attended the People & Places 2017 Conference in Arlington, Virginia this month. People & Places is the only national peer-learning event specifically for community [...]

06-1-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News

The 2017 Community Development Summit has come and gone. On behalf of PCRG, thank you to all of our supporters. Whether you presented, volunteered, sponsored, or attended, you made our Summit a success. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s some of the feedback we got from attendees: “The Summit was amazing as always.” “I [...]

05-25-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

Our AmeriCorps VISTA members had the pleasure of attending the Main Street Now Conference alongside PCRG staff this year. The National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing historic downtowns and creating people-centered places that will increase investment, which will in turn create jobs and sense of pride for [...]